Climatic influences on development and survival of free-living stages of equine strongyles: implications for worm control strategies and managing anthelmintic resistant

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Martin Krarup Nielsen, Ray M. Kaplan, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Jesper Monrad, Susanne Nautrup Olsen

Development of resistance to anthelmintic drugs by horse strongyles constitutes a growing threat to equine health because it is unknown when the new drug xlasses can be exoected on the market. Consequently, parasite control strategies should attemt to maintain drug efficacy for as long as possible. The proportion of the parasite pupulation that is not exposed to anthelmintic treatment is descriebed as being "in refugia" and althogt many factors affect the rate at which resistance develops, levels of refugia are considered the most important as these parasites are not selected by treatment and so provide a pool of sensitive genes in the population.
Original languageEnglish
JournalVeterinary Journal
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Research areas

  • LIFE - Strongyles; horse; Refugia; Climate; Anthelmintic resistance

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